poetry by j matthew waters

deathly viral

a sickness hangs around
sublime like the slender moon
infrequently bright
but destined to burst

silent cells work below
the surface
tunneling effectively
like eager termites
building a kingdom

monitors intersect
the chatter
faint but riding the airwaves
like a vampire bat
preparing to strike

emerging past the shadows
bulging lights
expose the contagion
airborne and fatal
blighting whole cities

march two thousand sixteen
copyright j matthew waters
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3 thoughts on “deathly viral

  1. thefeatheredsleep on said:

    Just gorgeous

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